Prediction of electronic interlayer states in graphite and reinterpretation of alkali bands in graphite intercalation compounds

M. Posternak, A. Baldereschi, Arthur J Freeman, E. Wimmer, M. Weinert

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The existence of a new kind of electron state in graphite and in alkali graphite intercalation compounds is predicted with use of self-consistent local-density all-electron theory. These interlayer states, which exhibit free-electron character parallel to the layers, form a band close to the Fermi energy and provide for alkali graphite intercalation compounds a new understanding of the origin of bands previously interpreted incorrectly as arising from alkali s electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-764
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1983


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